Promised Land, They Love Each Other, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, Bird Song, Cumberland Blues, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, Deal, Beat It On Down The Line, Black Peter, Playin' In The Band Greatest Story Ever Told, Ramble On Rose, El Paso, Dark Star-> Eyes Of The World-> Stella Blue, Sugar Magnolia, E: One More Saturday Night
July 11, 2019 Subject:
Peter Buck from REM
On June 22nd of 2019 Peter Buck of REM was the guest for a live taping of the podcast R U Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: Me?
and he mentioned that he attended this concert. He referenced all the stoned fans watching the fire.
September 29, 2013 Subject:
Listen at to the second chorus (at 4:10) in Eyes, Bobby says "Wake up to find out that you are the size of the world."
August 29, 2010 Subject:
A good show
July 10, 2010 Subject:
Good show. Nice sound after the sound man gets it adjusted.
Good show all around, but as you can see from the title of my review, I find the summer shows from this to year to be lacking a bit. Don't get me wrong, they all certainly have their moments (like 6/10's great DS or the He's Gone>Truckin>TOO>Eyes from 5/26). The only performance i find to be really compelling throughout is 6/22. But, once again, I digress...
Listen to this for a beautifully mellow bird song, a great Cumberland, Row Jimmy, Black Peter and a really interesting Eyes. I find the Dark Star and Playin' to be a bit too sleepy though; they just never seem to take off.
June 4, 2009 Subject:
73 is boogie swang
first off, wow...5 YEARS for the Archive!
man, time has flown!
love the spritely Eyes!!!
November 11, 2007 Subject:
These shows had the new wall of sound system. I think the shows before in Oregon were the debut of that system.
November 6, 2007 Subject:
Sets in CA
Well, four and a half stars - This show is bumpy and satisfying. It definitely has that CA air feel to it. Real sound set construction. Parts of the show are outstanding and if you like distinct, bumpy dead vocal portions with Phil's classic bass; this is a good classic early 70's show. Also, it seems that they got some new equipment soon after this tour.
October 8, 2007 Subject:
read below review and
this show is really sweet and is indeed nice quality and sick playing-----check it out
no more boring stories please!
1 star for the long drawn out story with no punchline
July 18, 2006 Subject:
My guess is that USB is from '78...maybe '79. For what that's worth anyway...
The performance is quite good, as good as most '73 shows. I found PITB to be played with aplomb. DARK STAR>Eyes>Stella is executed with the grace & attention a suite like it deserves.
I had to give the show 4 STARS as a whole, because Jerry is too low in the mix on some songs---hell, the whole mix isn't what it could/should be.
June 27, 2006 Subject:
Excellent performance. If your looking for a barnburner this isn't it, this is more of a delicate masterpiece if I had to categorize it. Really nice show, give it a listen.
May 17, 2006 Subject:
Thanks for the memories!
It's hard to believe that it was 33 years ago that I attended these, my first 3 night stand of shows, at the then open-air Universal Ampitheater. I took a different date each night, one of whom later became my wife, while the other two remain close friends to this day. I had only seen the Dead once before, Dec. 15, 1972 in Long Beach, so this was my first true immersion into the Dead Show Experience. The thing I remember most strongly was how blown away I was by the laid back rapport and communication that the band had with the audience, without saying a word. In fact, the only bit of stage banter from this entire run is between Cumberland Blues and Row Jimmy. The reason for it is that during the Cumberland Jams a small but bright and quite visible electrical fire started to grow in the lighting trusses over the stage above Bobby's amps. You could see some people pointing and, given the percentage of psychedelics prevalent in those days, there was potential for some freak-outs. But, perfectly on cue and with just the right cheery inflection, Jerry stepped up to the center microphone and said "Everybody just relax, it's the Movies-Right!" No sooner had the words left his mouth than the flames flickered and disappeared, accompanied by general applause and much amazement. And with that the boys went back to work.
February 2, 2006 Subject:
There is a ton of good stuff in here. Keith rocks.
January 1, 2006 Subject:
Very nice at all levels. Solid performances of all songs. Love the Dark Star. Keith does some very nice work on the electric piano on this. Garcia's voice is quiet yet very soulful. The Eyes has a different flair to it. Damned, '73 was just so fine.
December 28, 2005 Subject:
Classic 73. Powerful yet sublime - it gets a 5 for overall excellence. Beautiful recording, nice ambience. Hard driving and jamming Cumberland Blues has to be one of the most electrifying versions of the song recorded and a very notable 20 minute version of Eyes where Kieth and Jerry show off their amazing interplay is tops. Jerry sears the soul in Stella Blue, singing very soft and soulful.
Donna ruins Beat It On Down The Line singing characteristically spazzy and sounding off-key but fortunately it's only 3 brief minutes of punishment that is easy to take.
A lackluster version of US Blues tacked to the end of this stream clearly doesn't belong on this recording (Saturday Night was the encore).
October 5, 2005 Subject:
give a second listen
woah. this show is killer, try it out.
June 26, 2005 Subject:
Wish I Had heard this sooner
Very smooth show. Can't say much that hasn't. Sound quality is top notch. The eyes is wild, they drop out of the dark star earlier than expected and float out of it seemingly just right. A solid 4 stars combined for sound and play....One note...this U.S. Blues, I dont know when its from but it sure aint this show. The boys are tune down from the first note all the way through Saturday night and then are in standard on that U.S. Blues. Who has a good answer for this one?
May 6, 2005 Subject:
I love this show
This Dark Star frightens me, and I'm scared to listen to it in my sleep, for fear it might stab me in the face or some other such nonsense. Luckily, as soon as the Dark Star is getting a little too violent, the Eyes comes along and says "Hey buddy, no need to be mean, leave the poor kid alone", and makes everyone smile and dance. This show has a plethora of other highlights: Playin', Bird Song, Cumberland, Stella Blue, etc.
One of my favorite shows from one of my favorite years (I say that about every show I review).
February 11, 2005 Subject:
this show, like may oters from this period is very mellow, with lots of subtle things going on. Bird Song is excellent in the first set, and the Black Peter is touching. Dark Star is played very slow and tight, and at times Garcia is barely audible, very tranquill Star,and very nice. I like how they cut the chaos section right when it was getting intense and pick up Eyes. Eyes delivers the jams of this show, with Jerry taking about 10 different paths after the vocals. Keith even lays down some good groovy work towards the end. the transition to Stella is pretty nice, but the ending of Blue is very mellow. pretty good recording, little hiss, and Jerry isnt out front very much. Good use just a bit more Bob too in the mix.
September 26, 2004 Subject:
July 7, 2004 Subject:
What's the matter? You haven't heard this show? You're in for a treat. Jerry is in top form, Cumberland, Bird Song, Black Peter, Ramble On, all really shine. The Playin is typically great for 1973, and the Dark Star>Eyes>Stella Blue combination puts this one over the top for me. Very unique jams. And BTW, the Wall of Sound seems to work pretty well tonight. Nice quality. An overlooked show that will knock you out! I'll bet you've got a friend that hasn't heard this one, turn them on.
Dr. Flashback ;-)